What you will be learning this year in Mathematics:
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Year at Glance




We use technology every day in this class.
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The sixth grade math curriculum reinforces basic mathematical concepts and introduces new skills that are essential for all students to be successful. Concepts, procedures, and vocabulary are introduced and continually reinforced in class and through assignments.
Math 6th Year at Glance
Unit 1 – Equivalent Forms of Fractions, Decimals, Percent >>
 Classify whole numbers, integers, and rational numbers
 Generating equivalent forms of rational numbers
 Converting between fractions, decimals, and percents
 Percent problems
Unit 2 – Ordering Fractions, Decimals, and Integers >>
 Locate/Compare/Order Integers
 Locate/Compare/Order Decimals
 Locate/Compare/Order Rational Numbers
Unit 3 – Operations with Positive Fractions and Decimals >>
 Multiply/Divide Decimals
 Multiplying Fractions & Mixed Numbers
 Dividing Fractions & Mixed Numbers
Unit 4 – Operations with Integers >>
 Modeling All Operations with Integers and Connect to Algorithm
 Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide Integers
Unit 5 Proportional Reasoning >>
 Ratios
 Model Ratios and percents
 Equivalent Ratios and Rates
 Proportions
 Equivalent forms of Fraction, Decimal, Percent
 Customary/ Metric Conversions in same system
 Predictions in Proportional Situations
 Table/Graphs/Symbols to Represent Proportional Relationships
 Understand percents as proportional relationships
 Percent Applications using proportions
 Scale Factor
Unit 6 – Equivalent Expressions and OneVariable Equations >>
 Order of Operations with exponents
 Prime Factorization
 Write, Model, Solve, & Graph 1Step Equations & Inequalities
 Independent & Dependent Quantities
 Expressions and Properties (Inverse, Identity, Associative, Commutative, Distributive)
Unit 7 – One Variable Inequalities >>
 Compare positive and negative numbers with inequalities symbols
 Graph inequalities on the number line.
 Solving One Variable Inequalities
Unit 8 – Algebraic Representations of TwoVariable Relationships >>
 Expressions and Equations
 Algebraic Relationships – Given Equation
 Algebraic Relationships – Given Graph
 Algebraic Relationships – Given Verbal Equation
Unit 9 – Geometry and Measurement >>
 Angle Relationship in Triangles
 Area – rectangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, triangles (Model, write equations, solve)
 Volume – right rectangular prisms (Model, write equations, solve)
 Coordinate Plane
Unit 10 – Data Analysis >>
 Represent numeric data graphically – Dot plots, stemandleaf plots, histograms, & box plots
 Center, spread, and shape of data
 Summarize and describe numeric and categorical data
Unit 11 – Personal Financial Literacy >>
 Financial Goals/History
 Deposits/Withdrawals/Transfers
 Checking/Savings
 Debit cards vs Credit cards
 Credit Reports/History/Impact on Future Goals
 Paying for college
 Annual salary of occupations and impact on lifetime income
Students will increase their understanding of the course material by participating in minidrills, quizzes, tests, math games, group and individual projects, independent problem solving, and oral presentations.
Ms. Garcia
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Why should you be learning all of this material? :
1. This material is important because you will be applying it to real life.
2. We will be using examples of real things that you may or may not have already done in your life.
How will you be learning this material? :
1. Through fun lessons that keep you involved.
2. You will have notes to take, but you will also be doing projects, to help you and your fellow students.
3. Daily homework assignments will also be given in order for you to practice those days material and so that you may reflect on what you learned.
4. Some of the projects will be done in groups, as well as some of the inclass activities. I want you to be able to figure some things out for yourselves using prior knowledge and knowledge that you have gained in this class.
Optional supplies that you will need for the year:
1. Two pencils and one red ink pen.
2. TwoGrid Notebooks for notes and homework.
3. Two 2 Pocket with Prongs Paper Portfolio for your homework, and other class papers.
4. Your Mathematics books.
5. Two dryerase markers
Grading policy
Grading policy is subject to requirements quoted in the LISD handbooks.
Grading is not about a number; but instead, is an assessment of what the student learned about the curriculum being taught.
Formative Assessments: 50%
The average of all Formative Assessments will be counted as 50% of your six weeks grade.
 Formal Assessments: (CBAs, STAAR)
 Informal Assessments: (Weekly Exams, PreTests, Ongoing Assessments, Cumulative Tests).
Tests will fall every Friday.
Summative Assessments: 50%
 Daily Work: (Participation, Quizzes, Classwork, WarmUps, Exit Slips, Drills, Problem of the Day, and other small assignments)
 Homework
The average of all daily work [Summative Assessments] (Drills/DCR, homework, and assignments) will be counted as 50% of your six weeks grade.
Make Up/ Late Work will have a 50% of the value of the assignment (unless a legitimate illness).
Missing Assignments are automatically assessed at a score of 0
Quizzes may be administered at any time and may or may not be announced.
All tests and quizzes must be corrected and placed in your binder by the following Monday. Corrected Math binders will be checked at this time as well.
Homework assignments are posted on Ms. Garcia’s blog and will be turned in at the beginning of the next class.
Your six – weeks Math binder has a weight of a test grade each time that it is checked. It will be checked at the end of every six weeks.
A maximum of 100 pts. may be gained on each daily assignment with regard to percent correct and complete.
A maximum of 100 pts. may be gained on each test assignment.
Any assignment not received at collection but still on that same day will be reduced by 10 points.
Any assignment received the following day will be reduced by 50 points.
All work will be completed satisfactorily at my discretion.
My grading policy is subject to change according to the policy of the School District.
Grading Scale:
A 
9000 
Excellent 
B 
8089 
Very good 
C 
7079 
Satisfactory 
D 
6069 
Inconsistent 
E 
059 
Unsatisfactory 
Attendance Policy:
Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his/her educationto benefit from teacherled activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous days, and to grow as an individual.
Attendance is important. You’re in class every day to learn, keep up with class assignments, pass your classes, and prepare for state mandated tests.
A student is required to attend all class meetings. If a class is missed the student is held responsible for the full requirements of the class.
Students lose credit automatically after the 8th absence (excused or unexcused. There is no distinction between an excused and an unexcused absence. Both will be counted equally.
Please be aware of two very important rules:
* A student absent from school for any reason, upon returning school, must bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. An absence slip will be required to return to class.
* The student has to make up work missed due to any absence within two school days.
* The student should be prepared to turnin the homework and other assignment(s) upon returning to school
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Bathroom Policy:
If you have to go to the bathroom, you must raise your hand and ask to do so. You must sign the Sign In/Sign Out notebook and get a pass before you leave the room (one boy and one girl at a time). You will not be allowed to leave the room during the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of a period. You will not be allowed to leave during the 1^{st} and 6^{th} periods.
Code of Conduct:
1. Be Responsible
2. Be Respectful
3. Be Ready to Learn
4. Be Honest
Students will ask for help when needed, do their own work, and always tell the truth.
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I firmly believe that most people can be successful in school and that the amount of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice is what separates those who are successful from those who are not.
If you are absent, you want to get the assignments and notes as fast as you can. If you can, call your classmates and ask them for the assignments. If you can’t call anyone, you should ask your classmates for the work in the morning on the day that you get back.
This site is NOT meant to be a replacement for lessons taught or activities done in class.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
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Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to my Math Blog where you will find some of the different activities we do in class daily.
This year many students of Memorial Middle School are taking their Math lessons with me. This is an exciting experience for all of us and we hope to learn and have fun at the same time.
It is my ultimate goal to help students understand and like the Math subject.
I hope this site helps you understand what we do in class every day. Please do not hesitate to ask me questions or to suggest changes to my blog.
See you around,
Ms. Garcia
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